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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum

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A very interesting stop on a lovely day

As part of a tour group, this attraction stop was prearranged...and well-worth our time. The man... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ann S
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Orange Park, Florida
Great place to educate your self as well as kids

The place offers a trip down into to mine, learn how it was done " back in the day" & how they do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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As the focal points of Beckley’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine, the Rahall Company Store, Mine Museum and the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia draw thousands of people to the area annually. The unique underground mine, the...more
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513 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV 25801-3414
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As part of a tour group, this attraction stop was prearranged...and well-worth our time. The man who gave our mine tour was very intesting and informative and it was an added attraction to hear his added bits of information from his personal experiences. Our tour...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place offers a trip down into to mine, learn how it was done " back in the day" & how they do it now. Once back up top , walk around the miners camp & see how they lived. There is much to see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never not ever did we expect to visit a coal mine! While looking for ways to spend the day while visiting nearby Pearisburg VA, we found the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine during a GOOGLE search. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed traveling back into time...More

Thank Cookie059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to spend an afternoon here. The mine trip is only about 30 minutes long, but well worth the cost. Our guide was Marvin, a retired miner with lots of stories to tell. The Coal Camp town was very interesting and some of the buildings...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our research of Beckley suggested the coal mine tour as something entertaining to do. The tour takes you into a long out of production coal mine on a small track cart. Our guide Terry used to be a coal miner so having his first hand...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a good thing to do and to learn a little about coal mining. The exhibits are fascinating but the ride into the mine was the best. Our former coal miner guide was brilliant - not so much slick as totally genuine. I...More

Thank Rural321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like to learn about local culture when we go new places, and being from the midwest knew little about coal mining. The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is a complex consisting of a small museum, examples of "company town" buildings with informative docents, a log...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a stop during our West Virginia trip. What made it so great was a trip down into a mine. It was a chance to experience the life in a coal mining town. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is more than we bargained for with 3 small children in tow. The staff was amazing and the tour guide was very informative and interesting. He made the tour one of the best I’ve ever been on. Worth the trip and money! GO!

Thank Tyler H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a guided tour visit an old, nonfunctional coal mine and see exhibits and machinery used to extract coal. Our mine tour guide was a retired coal miner. There are also actual buildings from coal mining company towns, including a bachelor's and a family house,...More

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lenire1127
20 May 2018|
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Response from LAURIE S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall a “pet friendly” statement on their admissions board.
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M S
5 May 2018|
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Response from Tyaskin | Reviewed this property |
You can just go. On a busy holiday weekend you might have to wait 30 minutes for the underground tour, but most times there is no wait. I'd get there at least 1 hour prior to closing if you want the tour.
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joelupdike
24 March 2018|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Yes...the main building is well layer out and the mine car is tight but I believe there was a person in a wheelchair who made it when I was there
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